ahhhhh…the joys of having Girls…

My mother taught me to read when I was four years old
(her first mistake).
One day, I was in the bathroom and noticed one of the
cabinet doors was ajar.

I read the box in the cabinet. I then asked my
mother why she was
keeping ‘napkins’ in the bathroom. Didn’t they
belong in the kitchen?

Not wanting to burden me with unnecessary facts, she
told me that
those were for “special occasions” (her second

Now fast forward a few months….It’s Thanksgiving
Day, and my folks are leaving to pick up my uncle and his wife for
dinner. Mom had assignments for all of us while they were gone.

Mine was to set the table.

When they returned, my uncle came in first and immediately burst
into laughter. Next came his wife who gasped, then began
giggling. Next came my father, who roared with laughter.

Then came Mom, who almost died of embarrassment when
she saw each place setting on the table with a “special occasion”
Kotex napkin at each plate, with the fork carefully arranged on top. I had
even tucked the little tail in so they didn’t hang off the edge!!

My mother asked me why I used these and, of course, my
response sent the other adults into further fits of laughter.

“But, Mom, you said they were for special

Pass this on to your girlfriends who need a good
laugh or anyone who has a daughter!